Sony PlayStation exclusive developer Naughty Dog brought us what is arguably the finest dramatic video game of all-time in 2013’s The Last Of Us. A profoundly moving, intricately crafted character study which unfolds in a world ravaged by a hideous viral outbreak. The game won more than 200 international awards, and many critics – including this one – have dubbed it as their most favourite gaming experience to date.
Yesterday evening at PlayStation Experience 2016 (PSX16), the developer unveiled their first-look trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel – due in 2018 – and boy it is sublime. We rejoin an elder Ellie as she quietly strums a guitar, body draped in blood, as the camera spans a derelict house laden with corpses. Joel renters the scene late on in the some 3-minute offering, sending serious chills. Check out the powerful trailer for The Last Of Us Part II here.
The Last Of Us debuted on the PlayStation 3, and was remastered for the PlayStation 4 in 2014. Naughty Dog’s forthcoming sequel will arrive on the PS4, with rumours that a remastered edition will be prepped for the fifth-generation console in latter years to come.